What my part of Hanwell needs is more very large signs like this telling the residents that parking is prohibited. Where are town clerks like E. J. Cope Brown of the London Borough of Ealing now?
Scores of people were killed in air raids during the First World War. Primary school children at Upper North Street school in Poplar were killed in a daytime raid by Gotha G.IV bombers on the 13th June 1917. A portent of the future for the East End.
There was great excitement in Hanwell because a steam railmotor was running for the weekend from Southall to Brentford and back just like they used to until the Brentford branch line was closed to passenger traffic in the 1920s.
*Technically not in Hanwell but I was in Hanwell when I took the photograph.
Platform 1 at Hanwell Station has been fenced off presumably to save the drivers of fast moving trains from getting a fright from folk aimlessly wandering around the platform while talking on their mobiles.